Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-nəw

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This Proto-Sino-Tibetan entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Sino-Tibetan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *njuɣ (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *s-nəw (Matisoff, STEDT), *nəw, *nuw (Weidert, 1987), *nuw (Benedict, 1972; Michailovsky, 1991), *nuw(*C) (Coblin, 1986)

Definitions[edit]

  1. breast, nipple
  2. milk

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*noʔ/ (B-S), /*njoʔ/ (ZS) ("breast; to give birth; milk; to suckle")
    • Middle Chinese: /ȵɨoX/, ,, /ɳɣɛX/

         Japanese:   (にゅう, nyū)
            Korean:   (yu) (, yu)
            Vietnamese:  nhũ

      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("breast, milk") (, /ʐu²¹⁴/), ("milk, breast") (nǎi, /naɪ̯²¹⁴/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: ནུ་མ (nu ma, breast, nipple)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: နို့ (nui., breast, nipple; milk)